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forsythias and death

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Cleatus, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Cleatus

    Cleatus LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 61

    i have been looking at all the great looking forsythias around here. i have seen several that are completely dead. for example, i saw a row of big forsythias, about 20' away from each other, going along the side of a property, and one was totally dead.

    i thought: lots of people around here have forsythias, many of my customers do. sooner or later, someone is going to ask me why one is dead, and what can be done to prevent it in the future. i have no idea. anyone else know?
     
  2. Cleatus

    Cleatus LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 61

    bumpity bump bump
     
  3. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Pests? Rival competetion for nutrients? Water? Poor soil?Hard pruning?Disease? Shade from neighboring trees / houses? Lots of variables can cause that..You will just have to be able to spot the specific one(s)..
     
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    perhaps its not forsithia, could be witch's broom, just hasnt bloomed yet, they can get mixed up in a nursery and look similar.
     
  5. Cleatus

    Cleatus LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 61

    thanks guys. i was hoping there would be an obvious an easy answer, what was i thinking, eh?
     
  6. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    I thought witch's broom was a disease?
     
  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    OOPS my bad, thinking if witchhazel
     

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